UKZN Academic and Scientist Elected Vice-Chair of Adult and Child Lung Health Section

Paediatric pulmonologist, researcher and Head of the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health at UKZN Professor Refiloe Masekela has been elected Vice-Chair of the Adult and Child Lung Health Section (ACLH) by the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. The union, established in 1920 as the first of its kind, has been instrumental over

Junior Doctors Receive the Bongani Mayosi Medical Students’ Academic Awards

UKZN’s Dr Zama Dlamini is the winner and Dr Sphindile Tini the runner-up in the inaugural Bongani Mayosi Medical Students’ Academic Awards for the class of 2020. The awards recognise final-year Medical students who epitomise the academic, legendary and altruistic life of the late Professor Bongani Mayosi. UKZN was one of several universities that participated

Psychiatry Lecturer Awarded Atlantic Fellowship for Equity in Brain Health

Psychiatry lecturer at UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine Dr Khanyo Ngcobo has been awarded the Atlantic Fellowship for Equity in Brain Health. The Atlantic Fellows programme is based at the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) at the Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin in Ireland in partnership with the University of California in San Francisco

UKZN Medical Alumnus Appointed SANDF Surgeon General

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the new leadership of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) on 14 April. The University is proud that alumnus, Major General Ntshavheni Maphaha, known by his UKZN peers as “Peter” has been appointed Surgeon General of the SANDF with effect from 1 November 2021. Maphaha is a proud UKZN alumnus

Dean of Medicine Honoured with the Maria Duran Medal 2020

Professor Ncoza Dlova, the Dean and Head of the School of Clinical Medicine at UKZN, is the recipient of the Maria Duran Medal for 2020. This prestigious international award is bestowed on women leaders in dermatology, particularly those who have made significant contributions to the treatment of dermatologic conditions affecting women and children. It honours

Audiology Discipline Members Active in World Hearing Day

UKZN’s Audiology Discipline celebrated World Hearing Day (WHD) 2021 – themed Hearing Care for ALL! Screen. Rehabilitate. Communicate. – by participating in several hearing campaigns. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 2021 marks the launch of the World Report on Hearing, which promotes a global call for action to address hearing loss and ear

CANSA Undertaking Lung Cancer Research with UKZN

CANSA is involved in a three-year research partnership with UKZN’s Multinational Lung Cancer Control Programme (UKZN-MLCCP) under the leadership of Dr Themba Ginindza and other co-principal investigators. The goal is to improve knowledge and awareness of lung cancer, its risk factors and symptoms, and to positively influence community attitudes towards lung cancer screening and diagnosis.

UKZN Nursing Discipline Redesignated by WHO as Collaborating Centre

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN’s Discipline of Nursing has been designated once again as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre (WHOCC) for Nursing and Midwifery in the Africa region. It is one of four such centres in Africa which are recognised by WHO,’ said Academic Leader Nursing Discipline and Director UKZN WHOCC for Nursing and Midwifery,

COVID-19 Vaccines – A Path Forward for South Africa

Click here for isiZulu version Dr Nigel Garrett, Head of HIV Pathogenesis and Vaccine Research at the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) and an honorary academic in UKZN’s School of Nursing and Public Health; delivered an invigorating webinar, hosted by the College of Health Sciences, on the COVID-19 vaccination